Johnson Cheung-Shing TSANG is a Hong Kong sculptor specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public artwork. His work combines realist sculptural techniques with surrealist imagination. He combines expressive human figures, elasticity and fluids in motion to convey powerful messages.
He felt in love with clay the instant he first touched it, 26 years ago. Clay has been his support during the most difficult times in his life. He made sculptures of his mother when she was ill, and created Earth to Earth and Life Clock to depict the impermanent nature of life after she passed away. He also created Survival after the Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, and Make Tea, Not War! and Karma during the US war on Iraq. He has never been much of a talker, but his artworks speak the honest words from his heart. Johnson believes that clay has life, good and beautiful life. He also feels that as he touches clay, clay touches his subconscious mind. As he shapes clay, clay shapes the real him.
Johnson’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Spain and Switzerland, and collected by museums and private collectors around the world.